More nonsensical car booting!
Hoboken continues to rob residents
No, we’re not talking about the permanent tax hikes and minimal effort that unqualified city hall officials put in when dealing with your money – we’re talking about dumb clerical errors that hurt families that are already suffering financially!
Get your act together, city hall!
“I find it disgraceful when we are fired from our jobs, screwed by the banks and then Hoboken town hall kicks us when we are down (and not just with our taxes)!
My husband and I have always prided ourselves on paying our bills on time and would never think to pay a bill without receiving a bill in the first place.
We came out to our parked car to find it had a boot yesterday. Because we didn’t renew our residential parking sticker… wait a minute… we didn’t receive a bill or even a statement reminding us to pay. How cheap can town hall be!? We are out of jobs, just barely able to pay bills and we get sucker punched for $225! All because they didn’t mail me a bill. Why does it have to be boot in the first place? The $68 ticket alone should do the trick! The scams of Hoboken make me sick.
15 Year Hoboken Resident
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Some feel it’s gone too far
Most of you have seen at least one instance in Hoboken where a vehicle has been “held for ransom” via a incapacitating car boot – which requires the driver to pay a fee to have the boot removed, and resume the ability to drive their personal property.
There’s a website called fighttheboot.com – which has compiled many instances of illegal car booting, both in private parking lots as well as municipalities such as Jersey City (depicted in the video below).
Do you think this method of extracting money from individuals is constitutional or fair?